FRANK ORSATTI, STAR STUNTMAN SHERMAN OAKS RESIDENT WORKED IN FILMS AND TELEVISION.Byline: Phillip W. Browne Staff Writer
Frank Orsatti had a stellar career as an actor and stuntman stunt·man
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Orsatti died on Dec. 23 of respiratory failure Respiratory Failure Definition
Respiratory failure is nearly any condition that affects breathing function or the lungs themselves and can result in failure of the lungs to function properly. at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 62.
``Frank was incredible. He was an incredible husband, an incredible stuntman and he loved life,'' said his wife, Julie Orsatti.
``He loved helping people. He always helped the underdog and created a lot of careers that way. Everything he did, he did 150 percent.''
Born on Feb. 26, 1942, he was the son of St. Louis Cardinals For the National Football League team that played in St. Louis from 1960 to 1987, see .
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Frank Orsatti also was drafted by the Cardinals, but an injury during training prevented him from playing. He then joined the Merchant Marine and worked on freighters for 10 years.
Returning to Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Orsatti began doing stunt work in 1968 on the film ``Planet of the Apes.'' He appeared in dozens of feature films including ``Rosemary's Baby''; ``The Poseidon Adventure''; ``The Longest Yard''; ``The Star Chamber''; ``Star Trek V''; the second and third ``Lethal Weapon'' films; ``Point Break''; ``Maverick''; ``The Presidio''; and ``Con Air.''
Orsatti jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco to Marin Co., W Calif.; built 1933–37. Its overall length is 9,266 ft (2,824 m); its main span across the strait, 4,200 ft (1,280 m), is one of the longest bridges in the world. Joseph B. for the film ``B.S. I Love You.'' He worked as Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double in ``The Terminator'' and also doubled for Burt Reynolds for nine years.
He also worked as a stuntman in TV's ``The Streets of San Francisco,'' ``The Mod Squad,'' ``Barnaby Jones,'' ``Planet of the Apes,'' and ``Starsky & Hutch hutch
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Doing stunts on ``The Magician'' in 1973, Frank became friends with Bill Bixby and went to work as the stunt coordinator and the actor's stunt double in ``The Incredible Hulk.'' He also directed several episodes of the show.
In addition to his wife, Julie Ann Steinberg Orsatti, he is survived by daughters, Kimberly Ann and Gina Marie; brothers Ernie and Rex; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 at The Castaway Castaway
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Memorial contributions may be made to the Frank Orsatti Memorial Fund, 14101 Dickens Ave., No. 6, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.